Breast cancer screening among Chinese, Filipino and Korean women residing in an urban county of Michigan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159696
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast cancer screening among Chinese, Filipino and Korean women residing in an urban county of Michigan
Abstract:
Breast cancer screening among Chinese, Filipino and Korean women residing in an urban county of Michigan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Yu, Mei-yu, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Associate Research Scientist
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Building, Rm 2238, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Contact Telephone:734.936.3590
The research aimed to determine factors affecting breast cancer screening among Asian women residing in Washtenaw County, Michigan, and to explore the similarities/differences among subgroups. The Health Belief Model (Becker, 1977) provided the theoretical framework for the study. Participants in the 1999 survey were 240 women aged 40 and older, including 117 Chinese and 63 Koreans randomly selected, and 60 Filipinos from a convenience sample. A questionnaire was developed in English, translated into Asian languages, back-translated, and pretested. The sample population, like Asian Americans in general, was mostly immigrants with bipolar socioeconomic and health status. Among the participants, 39% did not receive mammograms within the past two years, 16% higher than the Michigan statewide data. The logistic regression found that women's cancer screening was associated with their length of residence in the U.S., English speaking ability, availability of health insurance, and knowledge about mammography (all Ps less than .032). The Chinese and Koreans had a lower socioeconomic status and mammography utilization, compared with the Filipinos. Although all Filipinos had health insurance, 55% of them lacked knowledge about mammography, and 23% did not receive mammograms regularly. Appropriate interventions should be designed for Asian sub-populations to meet their unique health care needs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast cancer screening among Chinese, Filipino and Korean women residing in an urban county of Michiganen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159696-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast cancer screening among Chinese, Filipino and Korean women residing in an urban county of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yu, Mei-yu, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Research Scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Building, Rm 2238, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734.936.3590</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yujiang@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The research aimed to determine factors affecting breast cancer screening among Asian women residing in Washtenaw County, Michigan, and to explore the similarities/differences among subgroups. The Health Belief Model (Becker, 1977) provided the theoretical framework for the study. Participants in the 1999 survey were 240 women aged 40 and older, including 117 Chinese and 63 Koreans randomly selected, and 60 Filipinos from a convenience sample. A questionnaire was developed in English, translated into Asian languages, back-translated, and pretested. The sample population, like Asian Americans in general, was mostly immigrants with bipolar socioeconomic and health status. Among the participants, 39% did not receive mammograms within the past two years, 16% higher than the Michigan statewide data. The logistic regression found that women's cancer screening was associated with their length of residence in the U.S., English speaking ability, availability of health insurance, and knowledge about mammography (all Ps less than .032). The Chinese and Koreans had a lower socioeconomic status and mammography utilization, compared with the Filipinos. Although all Filipinos had health insurance, 55% of them lacked knowledge about mammography, and 23% did not receive mammograms regularly. Appropriate interventions should be designed for Asian sub-populations to meet their unique health care needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:15:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:15:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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